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The Unlimited Arts Calendar is published biweekly and provides selected events for the proceeding two weeks. Send calendar submissions for consideration to:
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By Staff Report
Modern Times Magazine

March 30, 2017 —Nearly 15 years after his death, Johnny Cash continues to be a towering influence in both the country and rock music worlds, and pop culture in general. He’s been the subject of an Oscar-winning movie, Walk The Line and countless other tributes.

The Man in Black comes back in Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash will be staged March 30 through April 16 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. Created by Richard Malby Jr., the show features a cast of 10 performing 38 classics (including the title song), I Walk The Line and Tickets range from $25 to $65. To purchase one or learn more, go to

Saturday, March 31

Hughie -- a play by Eugene O’Neill about a small-time gambler and the hotel clerk who was his good-luck charm -- will be presented through April 15 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe St., Phoenix. To learn more or get tickets, go to

Sunday, April 2

The Eighth Annual Waylon Run will begin at 10 a.m. at Los Santos MC clubhouse, 1746 E. Madison Ave., Phoenix and continuing on to Black Canyon. There will be entertainment and free overnight camping. To participate or learn more or purchase tickets, go to

SBAZ’s Studio Company is presenting Coppelia today and April 2 at Dorrance Theater, 2835 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Coppelia tells the story about an eccentric toymaker and a young couple in love. Showtimes vary; find out more at

Monday, April 3

Scottsboro Boys, a musical focusing on a miscarriage of justice, will be performed through April 23 at the Black Theatre Troupe Inc. facility, 1333 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Learn more by checking out

Wednesday, April 5

The Grand Opera Cinema Series kicks off with a screening of Mozart’s The Magic Flute at 7 p.m. at the Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E. Second St., Scottsdale. The San Francisco Opera is staging the performance. Tickets are $12; for more information, go to

Thursday, April 6

In celebration of Phoenix Pride, the Arizona Drag Stars will be held at 9 p.m. at the Crescent Ballroom, 308 N. Second Ave., Phoenix. There will be live performances and comedy routines. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. To learn more, go to

Friday, April 7

Cazo Dance Company is presenting Fate, described as the journey of two young couples, at 7:30 p.m. at the Phoenix Center for The Arts, 1202 N. Third St., Phoenix. Tickets range from $15 to $20. For more information, go to

The musical version of Mel BrooksThe Producers will be held through May 7 at Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre, 4720 N. Scottsdale Road. Tickets are $22 or $28; showtimes vary. To learn more, go to

The Secret Garden, a Tony award-winning musical based on the 1911 novel, will be staged through April 23 at Valley Youth Theatre, 525 N. First St., Phoenix. To learn more, go to

April 8 and 9

EDM festival Phoenix Lights will be held at Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 W. Culver St., Phoenix. Along with Tiesto, other notable acts are 21 Savage, Above & Beyond, Bro Safari, Cashmere Cat and Billy Kenny. Tickets start at $79; learn more at

Saturday, April 8

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin, is on The Indiana Tour 2017 in support of his new album Like Us. He’ll perform at 7 and 9 p.m. at the Musical Instrument Museum Theater, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. Tickets are $28.50; learn more at

Sunday, April 9

Ohio jam rockers The Werks will perform at 9 p.m. at Last Exit Live, 717 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. Tickets are $10 and $12; for more information visit

Thursday, April 13

Beloved children’s characters come to life in Disney On Ice: Dream Big, being held through April 16 at Talking Stick Resort Arena, 201 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix. Showtimes vary; for more information or ticket prices, go to

Saturday, April 15

The All-Star Comedy Explosion -- featuring Marlon Wayans, Deray Davis, John Witherspoon, Rickey Smiley and Michael Blackson -- will be held at 8 p.m. at the Comerica Theatre, 400 W. Washington St., Phoenix. Tickets start at $50; get more details by going to

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